jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber/copper color. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, secondary hop bite. Taste is muted/non-sweet caramel malt, faint hop bite. OK carbonation.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of straw biscuit. Taste is similar. Nice body.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Lehigh Valley Brew Fest ’04. Poured a medium orange color with a small off white head. Aroma and tastes of malts, toffee, and bread. Maybe I’m just bored of Oktobefests now, but this seems like every other one I’ve had lately (not bad, but nothing too special).
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the New Hope location:
Grapefruit and peach pits stick to the caramel malts. Fresh fruity pulp is present, but nothing special to distract you from daydreaming.
Light peachiness accompanies the nameless hop presence. Well-made malt structure doesn’t yield much to talk about in this easy to down pint.
The football game is on I think.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of JB175. Pours copper with a reddish tint and a nice sustained white head. Smells of caramel, dough, wildflowers, light tea. Tastes spicy and lightly bitter with a touch of citrus and a dry malty finish.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium amber, small white cover. Strikingly grainy nose, remotely bready and toasty as well, but the graininess does not have the usual freshness I associate with vienna malts and thus contrasts more than complement the rather hoppy nature, mostly focusing on bitterness than finishing aromas. Unusual..
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Toasty aroma with lightly sweet malts. The flavor is clean and clear, with toast, bread, and toffee. Nice.
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11/10/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Clear amber color. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Sweet toasty flavor with some bread and caramel. A bit drier in the finish. Medium-bodied.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint at the Philadelphia brewpub. Reddish amber with a thin gluey head. Classical middle-of-the-road caramel malt. Medium hop tingle. Nicely balanced, but just an average O-fest. (#3183, 11/8/2007)